- Almost made a large move to the Big Apple
- Saw Idina Menzel in concert with a bunch of gals here in Austin
- Spent 3 beautiful months unemployed and took much needed time for myself and my heart
- Offered a job (back) in the Arts (!) at ZACH Theatre here in Austin, TX
- Started said job on August 7, 2012...exactly 3 months to the day from my last day at LAF
- Started taking guitar lessons
- Have committed myself to 60 days of yoga. Taking all high intensity out of workouts.
- Made plans for Sam and I to get away in a few weeks for a dear friends wedding
I guess what I am trying to say and update you all in this is....we are here, we are okay and moving forward....but not a day goes by, not one single day where I don't acknowledge the pain and sometimes still press very hard into it. Those of you that said time will fade this wound, you were right. Time may dampen the severity of a wound, but no true wound is ever completely healed. I have also found that the wound is the place where light enters.....where God has wrapped Himself around me, our family, and help me put one foot in front of the other. Our wounds are often the openings in the best and most beautiful part of us. And what happens when you open those wounds and in turn, your heart? You get better. My good days far outweigh my bad at this point. I will say that for the most part I have been good to me. I have stayed true to my promise in my first blog after our goodbye that I would be kind to myself during this process and healing. Especially taking note in the first year. My mantra has been "wounds into wisdom" and to never feel like I have to be in this grief what someone else is telling me to be.
I may revisit this blog a few times over the next month as we approach one year without Juliette. Thank you dear friends for helping our family move through this pain and be real during the process. We are forever grateful and hopeful.